Woodstock North PE Teacher and Wrestling Coach Arrested by Woodstock Police for Affair with Female Student

Woodstock North High School

According to the Chicago Tribune, Woodstock North High School teacher James B. Guttridge has been arrested at his home in Rockford for

  • one count of Sexual Assault and
  • three counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse.

The arrest was made by Woodstock Police officers, according to Special Services Coordinator Sergeant Charles “Chip” Amati.

James Guttridge

Guttridge teaches physical education at the District 200 school and is a wrestling coach.

The girl was 14 at the time of the relationship, the same age as the girl who had an affair in Crystal Lake with William Saturday.

Unlike Saturday, who met the student while teaching at North Middle School in the mid-1990’s and waiting until she went on to high school to consummate the affair, Guttridge’s student was apparently in the school where he taught.

According to the Feburary 26, 2910, edition of The Catholic Observer, Guttridge joined St. James church in Belvidere.

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